benzocaine spray - mucous membrane, Endocaine, Hurricaine
GENERIC NAME: BENZOCAINE SPRAY - MUCOUS MEMBRANE (BEN-zoe-kane)
BRAND NAME(S): Endocaine, Hurricaine
USES: Benzocaine spray is used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical procedures (e.g., intubation). It is also used to temporarily relieve pain from minor mouth/throat problems (e.g., sore throat, canker sores, minor dental procedures, mouth/gum injury). It is also used to decrease pain while dentures are being fitted and while your gums are adjusting to the dentures. It should not be used long-term to decrease pain from poorly fitting dentures. It is a local anesthetic that starts to numb the lining of the mouth and throat 15 to 30 seconds after application and lasts about 15 minutes.
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